A Lifestyle Based Healthy Weight Program

Healthy Eating and Active Living Taught at Home (HEALTH) Dissemination & Implementation (D&I)

This project evaluates the effectiveness of an evidence-based intervention (HEALTH) to prevent weight gain and promote weight loss when disseminated and implemented in real-world settings, through Parents as Teachers. To enhance the impact of HEALTH, the study also evaluates implementation outcomes from the training curriculum (implementation strategy) and external validity when HEALTH is implemented within this national home visiting organization. This partnership has potential for significant impact on obesity and chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - Healthy Eating & Active Living Taught at Home

PAT National Center will train educators affiliated with PAT sites in HEALTH; among these, using the HEALTH training curriculum, which includes training materials, an ~8 hour training delivered through a synchronous web-based experience, and ongoing consultation. Participants at HEALTH sites receive usual care PAT+evidence-based life-style change strategies to prevent weight gain and promote weight loss embedded within and delivered as part of home visits. In addition to the usual care PAT curri more on

Behavioral - Usual Care

The Foundational (usual care) curriculum uses a strength-based, solution-focused model to provide parents with child development knowledge and parenting support, empowering parents as their child's first and most influential teacher.

Disseminating and Implementing A Lifestyle Based Healthy Weight Program in a National Organization